Security Officer, Level III Renewal/Re-certification

Category: Law Enforcement and Security Training
Price: $ 105.00

Duration: 6-8 Hrs.


Ammunition Issues. Ammunition availability is a concern. If you have 9mm and 00 Buck ammunition, you may use it. NPSI will continue to rent handguns, using .22LR for training and .40 S&W for qualification. NPSI does not have shotgun rental capability.

Please be advised under the Private Security Act (Occ. Code Chapter 1702) and Administrative Rule 35.4 (37 Tex. Admin. Code 1), a criminal conviction may disqualify you from a Commission or license under the Act. You may wish to review Rule 35.4’s list of disqualifying offenses and the related periods of ineligibility, available on the department’s website at (click on the link to Administrative Code).  You also have a right to request from the department a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code Section 53.102.”

License Renewal (1702.302 TOC)

(d) A person whose license has been expired for one year or more may not renew the license.

*A $25 FBI background check is required for all renewals.* (35.22 TAC) This is charged by, and done by the State.


Security Officer Commission Renewal (1702.309 TOC, 35.83 TAC)

(a) … Only a board-approved instructor may administer the CE course… at least six hours of instruction…

(b) … must demonstrate the proficiency required under Section 1702.1685 within the 90-day period before the date the Commission is renewed.

Continuing Education Requirements (35.161 TAC)

(a) A license or Commission may not be renewed until required CE credits have been earned ...

(g) Commissioned Security Officers and Personal Protection Officers shall complete six (6) hours of CE. …

... Commissioned Security Officers shall submit a firearms proficiency certificate [through TOPS] along with the renewal application.

It is your responsibility to turn in required certificate(s) to your company Manager, and application(s) through TOPS. Do not depend on others. NPSI offers many CE qualifying courses, online, and resident. Go to, or to see the online course options.

Review legislative updates;

For Level III Officers needing to complete Continuing Education (Requalification) Recertification who have never received baton training, DPS recommends completion of Unit 10 Intermediate Weapons of the full course before completing CE training to ensure adequate training concerning batons. NPSI offers a four-hour Baton Certification course;

You might be able to get your Texas License to Carry (LTC) Handgun with a little extra time and nominal charge. Tell your Instructor if you are interested.

You may purchase the full NPSI Security Officer Training Manual for only $30.

You may begin your Renewal Application through TOPS anytime, but you have 90 days to complete the application.

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